I have read several recent articles by Steven Pinker related to his upcoming book concerning the reduced rates of violence in human history. The title is a mouthful that no writer in his right mind would saddle a book with; … Continue reading
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00k0jyy/Hardtalk_Michael_Chertoff/ beginning at around 12 minutes into the audio This gets the weekend off to a fine start.
The Atlantic has more. While I hope that this is an elaborate fiction created for some unknown purpose by an unassuming, educated, and established blogger, the outrageous behavior of the Executive Branch for the past two administrations gives me little … Continue reading
“Angry electorate helps sustain Tea Party,” CNN.com proclaims on its front page. I have long since accepted that the Tea Party is no true friend to libertarianism or civil liberties (TP Express co-chair Amy Kremer’s assertion that the Republican party … Continue reading
Roy Zimmerman with his latest ditty. In other news, atypical interaction between incensed union member and local media. I understand Roy’s argument, as do most people who support collective bargaining, free markets, and all that goes with negotiating compensation. I … Continue reading
Janet Napolitano reveals that the DHS and TSA “don’t do anything without kind of running it through our own civil rights and privacy office.” Thank God Janet is always on the case looking out for our civil liberties. I have … Continue reading
Even Internet cranks need an occasional break from examining the myriad ways human beings abuse and cause unnecessary, frequently unintentional harm to one another. For me, those breaks usually lead to the discovery of apparently parodic movements that are, in … Continue reading